Monday, September 3, 2012

love letter

My day started with this reading for my yoga class:

One regret, dear world
That I am determined not to have
When I am lying on my deathbed
Is that 
I did not kiss you enough. 
- Hafiz 

With that as my intention, I was blown away by the waves of emotion I felt throughout the day - watching an elderly man walking his fluffy lap dog, an Asian mother and her college-age daughters engaged in familial banter while making flower bouquets at the farmer's market, children lined up eagerly waiting their turn for a balloon animals, the man in his wheelchair offering for a donation to write your name in fancy script upon colored paper - my heart felt unusually soft and vulnerable but also spacious and energized.  

So I stayed up into the wee hours creating this little love poem, if you will.  The lyrics of this song by Wah! have dripped into my being and I return again and again to the simplicity and wisdom of the message:

Don't hesitate to bring yourself into the light. It's a journey you must take without a pat on the back or any advice.  What you find is your own. What you find is that your dreams grow well with love.  If you look for anything in this world, find things that draw you into the greater Love ...  
Wah!  "Ma Chant (kali)" from Love Holding Love  

Here is my offering of love.  For you, especially, on this day. Everyday. 

Now, go give your love a mighty squeeze.  Savor the juice.  xo


  1. Oh I am so happy you posted this. It has helped me sooooo much.

  2. Oh how I love you - there is SO much beauty in this video. It's the beauty in Nature, the beauty in you, the beauty in Cowgirl, the beauty in connection, the beauty in love, all reflected in one another - that's magic. Gorgeous, magical, transformative love and I am so inspired I am in tears. I am going outside to look - with my heart - and breathe deep and send love across the miles from me to you. Love you!

  3. I'm breathing in and out, your light-filled offering. Love letter received and the beams are boomeranging back to you.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing....I could feel the love in the beautiful pictures. Such a nice gift for today. I just love your blog, pictures, words and your lovely girl!

  5. Great photos as always. My fav is the one of Cowgirl dancing in the fountain, all wet and spinning with glee.

  6. Oh, my dear friend! How did you know just the right message for today?:) "find things that draw you into the greater Love" - so what I needed to hear. CANNOT wait to see you next week!!

  7. *sigh*


    i'm immersed past my eyebrows in the bigness of this stuff...the choice to love, to wring out the sky.....

    as such, i'm completely incoherent...but i trust that you can feel my tsunami-size waves of love right back atcha.

  8. I just have this on constant repeat! The photo of you and Cowgirl with LOVE written on your chest makes me burst into tears every time I see it. YOU are love and light, sister. And I don't mean that lightly. ;)

  9. this was AWESOME!!!
    so beautiful and inspiring
    you life is rich

    love and light

  10. so awesome, lis!
    so many fantastic images. my heart is smiling...